Monday, June 6, 2011

A new Stitchery!

I finished my stitchery and not that please with it.
I used thin material with a design to get the look of background wallpaper.
It was a pain to stitch on and then I tried a hoop which was nicer, but as I pulled to tighten it, it ripped the fabric.
Thank goodness it was far enough out, that it didn't matter. I was thinking of making it into a pillow.
Then I got the idea of shading in areas with walnut ink, not sure how I like that, didn't really shade.
So, I stopped to think about it and what to do with it and worked on my braided rug instead;)
Tomorrow I might take a wet rag to it and tone down the walnut ink.



The cardinal finally stayed outside when I was out with my camera.
Hard to take shots with the zoom, think I need a tripod and maybe some camera lens cleaner;)
You can see spots on his body where he got into scraps. I don't know what it is with the birds around here, but they are always fighting and will not share the bird feeders.

12 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ummmm...I'm not seeing what you're not liking on that stitchery - I think it's pretty awesome. And I'm liking the walnut ink staining....Just my opinion! Smiles ~ Robin

BubzRugz said...

I agree with Robin... I like it... but it is important you do too... beautiful cardinal - even with some war scars...
Hugz

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Deb ~ just popping over to see if you ever found that pattern I was asking about. thanks ~
pam

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Great looking stitching....I like it just how it is! The birds around here don't seem to want to share either :)

acorn hollow said...

I really like it as it is but I know how you feel if you are not happy with it.
Cathy

~Madalynne~ said...

I like the stitchery too. The subtle tones are really nice and the fabric you chose is perfect for the theme.

moosecraft said...

It's a great stitchery! I like the background fabric and the idea of walnut staining is a good one! Makes it look antique. Next time you stitch on a thin fabric, try doubling it up with a piece of muslin. That's what I'm doing with the quilt I am working on (as per the pattern instructions)

Allie said...

I think it's charming Debbie, I really like the background fabric but I know what you mean about stitching on something too thin. Have you ever tried Shape Flex by Pellon? It's a fusible muslin and I've started using it on all my stitcheries, it gives a really nice body to them. I don't use a hoop so I like the fusible - it stays put, lol. I love the shading you did on this.

Your pic of the cardinal turned out really good - I agree about the tripod but I hardly ever have mine with me, I just take as many pics as I can as quick as I can, lol, hoping ONE will turn out.

Bobbie said...

Debbie...I think your stitchery is beautiful..I enlarged it and I think it looks awesome! It looks like it was a lot of work and the background fabric does look like old wallpaper...nice stitching!

We have a squirrel that gets in our birdfeeder..heh doesn't like to share either!

Karen said...

Despite the problems with making your embroidery piece, I like the look that you got by doing unique things.

marylouweidman said...

Hey the stitching is great! Love that red bird...we don't have very pretty birds here.
Just added your link to my new blog. Google wouldn't let me into my old one so I was stuck doing a new one-good news is it is cheddar

Linda said...

Stitchery is stunning!! So elegant!